Zines and Revolutionaries
Women of many different races, cultures, and identities led activist groups and collectives across the 1960s and 1970s in pursuit of their beliefs. One of the ways that these groups shared ideas, spread information, and raised awareness was through the creation and distribution of pamphlets and newspapers. In this activity, students will read and analyze a variety of publications–pamphlets, newspapers, and newsletters–created and distributed by activist groups and collectives in the 1960s and 1970s. Drawing inspiration from the images and writings of W.A.R.N., the Young Lords Party, and the Furies, students will work in small groups to create zines responding to what they’ve learned about activist women’s groups during this time period.